Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Perfect Pair

     Have you ever made a card and it turned out completely different from the idea you first began with?  That happened to me with this card.  My sister and her husband celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary yesterday.  (Happy Anniversary, Jo-Ann & Eddie.  I hope you received your card on time)
    They make a wonderful couple.  After 37 years they are still in love. Afterall, they are the perfect pair.  Awhile back I had stamped  the image of a pear using a water color technique. I knew that the pear would be the focal point for this card.  However, I had planned to use some terracotta cardstock cut with my Half & Half die. As I was arranging the layout I had sketched, the card was not appealing to me. I scrapped my original idea and ended up with this.  It turned out much simpler than planned.

     Seems like the only thing I used from the Half & Half set was the sentiment.  Although I like the way images turn out misting a stamp containing several colors of inks, it is a very messy technique.  If one uses too much water, the paper can curl.  The pear was fussy cut & propped up with dimensionals.
     A close up of the tiny tag tied with PTI twine.

     I generated the inside sentiment with my computer. Then I used the Mat Stack #3 die to cut it out.
The inside & outside of the card was sponged using Peeled Paint distressed ink.
     Thank you for taking the time to look.  All comments are appreciated.

CS.  PTI: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avacado, Spring Moss
Inks: Peel Paint Distressed Ink, Memories: Black
Stamps: PTI: Half & Half; A Stamp In the Hand: Pear
Dies: Mat Stack 3, Tiny Tags, Love Lives Here
Other: PTI twine, dimensionals


Jen Adcock said...

I can totally relate about cards turning out all together differently than you had initially imagened. I am the queen of the "surprise" cardmaking. But can I tell you that this card is totally frame-worthy. Seriously. That pear and the texture of the ink is just fantastic! The inside is also pretty special with the clever layered matting. This is so lovely. What a magnificnet heartfelt and oh so arty creation. Love it!

Joyce said...

Happy anniversary to your sister and brother in law. I can totally relate to a card not working as originally planned. Happens to me all the time! However, your card is really very nice, so I think it all worked out for the best this time.